I graduated from that experience in 2013 and launched RULE13 Learning, LLC where I continue to coach consult, and speak to leaders who are hungry to lead more human, and much more change-ready organizations. Along the way, I have authored two books, A More Daring Life: Finding Voice at the Crossroads of Change (2016) and More Human Than Otherwise: Living & Leading with Humility (2022).
I joined the College of Business Administration at California State University San Marcos as a lecturer in 2016, starting an affiliation that has been a powerful highlight of my career. Daily, I am challenged by dynamic and driven students to support their learning by expanding my own. I have taught courses on creativity, entrepreneurship, and organizational behavior in addition to coaching and mentoring students as an “Executive in Residence.” Currently, I co-teach one of the college’s flagship courses, “In the Executive’s Chair,” an interview-based seminar featuring senior leaders from across the Southern California region.
I am proud to have had my work featured in the Training Magazine article, “Crafting a Coaching Culture,” the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations and The Completely Revised Handbook of Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2012).
I hold certifications from the Hudson Institute of Coaching and the Institute for Conversational Leadership. I also attended Loyola Marymount University where I earned a bachelor’s in humanities and a master’s in education. While there I sang in the university chorus, an extraordinary experience in the creation of beauty through teamwork made even more meaningful because it’s where I met my wife, Theresa. We have three adult children, a couple of sweet dogs and a lot of gratitude for good health and many happy friendships.